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Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bills Fall Short on Privacy Protections

CDT opposes the two cybersecurity information sharing bills that are coming to the floor of the House of Representatives today, April 22. The Protecting Cyber Networks Act and the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act were both overwhelmingly approved in committee and are expected to pass in the House. This analysis will provides background information about cybersecurity and details how the bills would work. It points out problems in particular provisions of both bills,

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Letters to Congressmen Ron Wyden and Jared Polis re: Digital Millennium Copyright Act reform

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Representative Jared Polis, D-Colo., introduced a bill to boost security research, journalism and freedom of expression by reforming outdated provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). CDT has written a letter to each Congressman supporting the proposed legislation (Wyden; Polis). For greater context on this issue, refer to…

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Cyber-Surveillance Bill to Move Forward, Secretly

The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to consider the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) in a closed Committee meeting as soon as the week of March 9. CDT has analyzed the discussion draft. Though CISA includes some improvements from last year’s version of the legislation, every major concern we expressed about the 2014 version of the bill is also a major concern with the 2015 version.

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Letter to Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding CISA

March 2, 2015 Chairman Richard Burr Senate Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein Senate Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate   Dear Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Feinstein, and Members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, We the undersigned civil society organizations, security experts, and academics write to explain how the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA), would significantly undermine privacy…

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Is Breaking Web Encryption Legal?

Companies finding ways to subvert Internet encryption have been in the news recently. Last month, in-flight Wifi provider Gogo was caught intercepting encrypted web sessions on YouTube and other video sites in order to throttle high-bandwidth users. And earlier this week, it was revealed that Lenovo was installing adware on laptops that intercepted all encrypted web requests…

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